Rep. Chip Roy Touts Speaker Vote Concessions

WASHINGTON, DC - JANUARY 04: U.S. House Republican Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) (R) talks to Rep.-elect Chip Roy (R-TX) (C) and Rep.-elect Jim Jordan (R-OH) in the House Chamber during the second day of elections for Speaker of the House at the U.S. Capitol Building on January 04, 2023 in Washington, DC. The House of Representatives is meeting to vote for the next Speaker after House Republican Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) failed to earn more than 218 votes on three separate Tuesday ballots, the first time in 100 years that the Speaker was not elected on the first ballot. (Photo by Anna Moneymaker/Getty Images)

At a glance

  • “I think drawing the American people into the conversation, the debate on the floor, I mean, if you’re gonna have cameras there, let’s look at the action,” Roy said.
  • “It was a good thing for people to be able to see the inner workings,” he added.
  • The congressman praised the C-SPAN cameras in the chamber as the American people could view scenes that are often unavailable under normal circumstances.

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